the benefits of exercise

Artemis Fowl II is honestly one of the most relatable characters ever

because in literally every book of the series he’s like “wow I should exercise more… why did I not exercise before I started doing all of this running and jumping??… I NEED to work out… crap the only thing I’ve lifted in the past 12 years is my phone HELP ME… as I run to my death, I think of all the various reasons why working out would benefit me… Butler I promise I will exercise after this pls just let me survive”

but then over the course of EIGHT ENTIRE BOOKS he never actually manages to work out once, and if that’s not some A+ self-destructive procrastination then I don’t know what is

12 Mental Benefits of Exercise

  1. Exercise will make you feel better!
  2. Overall mood booster!
  3. Confidence
  4. It helps your body to have a high pain tolerance
  5. Work to improve your brain power!
  6. Exercise improves your character
  7. Self discipline
  8. Exercise can help with addiction recovery
  9. Exercise helps combat depression
  10. Fitness reduces anxiety
  11. “Runner’s High”
  12. Boost concentration
To my fellow LGBT+ Americans

I know that many of you don’t feel physically safe in the wake of this election. Some of you are fearing government actions taken against the LGBT community; others are fearing that individuals supporting Trump will feel freer to perpetrate violence against LGBT people.

I’d like to offer you a solution. In most states, if you are old enough, you can conceal carry a handgun on your person. The laws and requirements vary state-by-state, but suffice to say, most American citizens have legal access to firearms with a license.

The Republican Party is not interested in restricting gun ownership rights. It would be wise to take advantage of the fact that we have another four years during which we may exercise this right.

The benefit is twofold:

1. Owning a gun gives you a chance to protect yourself from the government should it become oppressive and tyrannical and

2. Owning a gun provides to you the ability to defend yourself from anyone who tries to do you harm. As many of you are concerned that hate-motivated crimes will increasingly target LGBT people in light of the new political atmosphere, it is very logical to give yourself a way to protect your life.

If you would prefer to walk around feeling vulnerable, that is your prerogative too. But it is my hope that, if nothing else, the fear-mongering liberal media that has convinced so many of you that Trump and the Republican Party consists of violent, racist, homophobic savages has also managed to bring you full circle into understanding why our Second Amendment is so fundamentally important.

Stay safe out there, and happy CC’ing.

Tips to Boost Your Metabolism

Need a boost? Here’s some tips to make sure you’re metabolism is functioning properly.

1) Vitamins Niacin, Vitamin B-6, and Iron helps boost your metabolism by assisting the production of L-carnitine, an amino acid that helps promote fat-burning.

2) Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast, what you eat determines the rest of your day. If you skip you’ll put your body in starvation mode and you’ll be sluggish.

3) Drink cold water, you’re body has to use more energy to heat it up.

4) Run, or do some type of exercise to get your heart rate up. The benefits will follow you for up to 4 hours.

In these 15 cities, exercising outside is actually bad for you because of air pollution

A new report from the Guardianpart of an ongoing series about air pollution — uses pollution numbers from the World Health Organization from May 2016 to identify at least 15 cities around the world that have pollution levels so high that biking outdoors becomes dangerous after just an hour or less of exposure.

Cyclists hit the tipping point into danger after an hour outside in these cities:

  • Kanpur, India
  • Shijiazhuang, China
  • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Ludhiana, India
  • Delhi, India
  • Baoding, China
  • Xingtai, China

In these cities, the risks of exercise outweigh the benefits after just 45 minutes:

  • Bamenda, Cameroon
  • Raipur, India
  • Patna, India
  • Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

And in these cities, pollution levels are so high that just 30 minutes of outdoor cycling is more harmful than it is beneficial:

  • Allahabad, India
  • Gwalior, India
  • Zabol, Iran

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eat healthily and exercise if you can. not to lose weight, not to improve your appearance, just to take care of yourself. while there are aestehtic benefits, eating right and exercising can relieve stress, cleanse your innards, and drastically improve how you function on a day-to-day basis.

lifehack 2k15!! the secret to weight loss ^^^^ 


Noble students who are worthy of receiving the teachings have six characteristics:
They are of good character, have self-respect, and are modest.
They practice according to their teachers’ instructions and are rich in devotion.
They pursue their spiritual practice with great fortitude, without regard for their bodies or lives.
They are loving toward their companions, their minds softened by compassion.
They do not become discouraged or weary, but exercise forbearance while working to bring benefit and happiness.
Calm in body, speech, and mind, they maintain their samaya and vows.
Such people are fortunate recipients of the nectar of the dharma.
—  Longchenpa

look at all of the good cardio can do for you! :)

Tobirama w/ Pregnant S/O Headcanons

Originally posted by shisuithegreekgod

  • Tobirama is a little awkward. He doesn’t know how to handle his pregnant s/o because he’s worried that he’ll accidentally hurt her or the baby.
  • Very careful to watch his temper around her. We all know how explosive Tobi can be. He’s terrified of accidentally exploding while she’s around and stressing her out.
  • Let’s be real, Tobirama is probably not that excited about the baby at first. He’s a busy dude and probably never thought he’d have a family of his own. Hell, the village is surprised that he’s with his s/o in the first place.
  • Tobirama insists that his s/o does very little physical activity. He probably has to be told that she needs to exercise lightly for the benefit of herself and the baby, but otherwise he has her on bed rest.
  • He’s pretty fond of the baby when he or she kicks in response to his touch and/or voice as the pregnancy reaches its end. His s/o is ecstatic to see that he’s excited about the baby’s arrival.

Short but I’ve been sitting on this for a while :p Anyways, I know I haven’t been terribly active with posting shit but musical is on the home stretch! We actually got a snow day today (thanks, Governor Cuomo, for declaring a state of emergency XD) so I have some time to work on this blog. Enjoy :)